October 28 2017 12:03:57.
By Ben Robinson
- Strong team performance seals impressive victory
U9 Hurricanes (Home) v De La Salle Devils
Saturday 28th October 2017 (10.00am)
Summerville Rd, Salford M6 7HG
Referee: Alfie Belcher
Won 7-3 (HT 4-0)
Goals: Daniel Robinson (2), Jai Devani-White, Oliver Hall (2) Alfie Latham, Joshua Whitehead
MotM: Joshua Whitehead
The Hurricanes were at full strength for their second consecutive home fixture, on a pitch that was even heavier than the previous week, against the De La Salle Devils
However the home team made light work of the conditions and raced into an early lead. First half goals from leading scorer Daniel Robinson, Jai Devani-White, Oliver Hall and Alfie Latham put the Hurricanes 4-0 ahead after a dominant first half performance that restricted the visitors to a single attempt on goal.
De La Salle were much improved in the second half,with the increasingly strong wind at their backs, and they soon reduced the deficit with two quick goals. However another goal apiece for Oliver Hall and Daniel Robinson restored the home team's 4-goal advantage. Another goal for the away team made the score 6-3 after a frantic start to the second half which saw 5 goals scored in just 8 minutes!
As the game wore on Beechfield regained control of the fixture and were unlucky not to go further ahead, although the Devils remained a threat on the count-attack with the wind behind them. Man of the match Joshua Whitehead made sure of the victory in the closing minutes with his first goal of the season, to seal a convincing home won.
At the end of the game manager Ben Robinson said "After a tough couple of weeks, the players showed great character today and I couldn't have asked for any more. We had chance after chance and kept going, showing great desire and determination. I'm absolutely buzzing for the players as we showed today that we are still a team and we can fight on."
The Hurricanes squad for the match was: Oliver Dalton-Bunker, Jaiesh Devani-White, Joshua Whitehead, Presley Smith, Oliver Hall, Daniel Robinson, Jamie Maher (C), Matthew Elliott, Alfie Latham and Sean Cosgrove.